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Food Safety Training for FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance – Frederick

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Frederick County Extension Office
Who Should Attend? Those growers who are interested in learning about produce safety, who need to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule, who need to satisfy buyer requirements, and/or who need to maintain a food safety certification. What Will You Get from Attending? A...

Small Farm Program - Cover Crops for All Seasons

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Classes will be held at the University of Maryland Extension Office in Derwood Maryland, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 on the following dates: January 16, 2019 - Networking and Introductions - An open meeting discussion on the opportunities in table food and small ruminant production. Light...

Know the Law, Protect Your Farm Program – Video Discussion # 2

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Online
The Know the Law, Protect Your Farm - Protecting your farm from Legal Risk in ME, NH, VT, and DE, MD is a free online program created to teach farmers in the mid-atlantic strategies to reduce risks within their operation. This is the first of three video discussions featuring attorney Rachel...

2019 Bay Area Fruit School

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 (All day)
Wye Research & Education Center
DESCRIPTION The University of Maryland Extension and College of Agriculture & Natural Resources will host an all-day workshop discussing recent research in fruit tree planting and management on Friday, February 22nd at the Wye Research and Education center, 124 Wye Narrows Drive in Queenstown...

2019 Spring Gardening Conference

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Agriculture History Farm Park Derwood Maryland 20855
Saturday, February 23, 2019 is the date of the this year's Montgomery County Master Gardeners Spring Gardening Conference. The day-long event is open to the public and offers multiple presentations by Master Gardeners, morning snacks, a delicious bag lunch, door prizes, networking with other...

Small Farm Program - Season Extension Technologies

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Classes will be held at the University of Maryland Extension Office in Derwood Maryland, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 on the following dates: January 16, 2019 - Networking and Introductions - An open meeting discussion on the opportunities in table food and small ruminant production. Light...

Water Testing Requirements and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
online
Do you grow produce? Do you have questions about the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act? This webinar series will delve into some of the details of the Produce Safety Rule and highlight specific information growers need to know. Even if you have attended a Produce Safety Rule...

Small Farm Program - Ruminants, Meat, Milk and Fiber Production

Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Classes will be held at the University of Maryland Extension Office in Derwood Maryland, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 on the following dates: January 16, 2019 - Networking and Introductions - An open meeting discussion on the opportunities in table food and small ruminant production. Light...

Know the Law, Protect Your Farm Program – Video Discussion # 3

Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Online
The Know the Law, Protect Your Farm - Protecting your farm from Legal Risk in ME, NH, VT, and DE, MD is a free online program created to teach farmers in the mid-atlantic strategies to reduce risks within their operation. This is the first of three video discussions featuring attorney Rachel...

Small Farm Program - Row Covers/Ethnic Vegetables

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Classes will be held at the University of Maryland Extension Office in Derwood Maryland, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 on the following dates: January 16, 2019 - Networking and Introductions - An open meeting discussion on the opportunities in table food and small ruminant production. Light...

Basic GAP - Good Agricultural Practices Training

Monday, Mar. 18, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
Who should attend: This one-day workshop is highly recommended for small- and large-scale fruit and vegetable producers who want to understand how to meet basic U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food safety requirements and/or are considering Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certification...

Small Farm Program - Pest Management, Newer Ideas

Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Classes will be held at the University of Maryland Extension Office in Derwood Maryland, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 on the following dates: January 16, 2019 - Networking and Introductions - An open meeting discussion on the opportunities in table food and small ruminant production. Light...

Small Farm Program - Basic Hands-On Mechanics

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Classes will be held at the University of Maryland Extension Office in Derwood Maryland, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 on the following dates: January 16, 2019 - Networking and Introductions - An open meeting discussion on the opportunities in table food and small ruminant production. Light...

Discover Bugs (2nd-3rd grade)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:45am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Discover Bugs! Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about bugs at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event on April 27th, 2019! Suggested for 2nd-3rd grade children. Come learn about bugs! Talk to specialists about good and bad bugs, see bugs in...

Discover Local Food (high school students)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:15pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Come Learn about Local Montgomery Food and How to Grow It! Developed for High School Students who would like to understand what local food really means! Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about the local foods of Montgomery County and how to grow them at the...

Boy Scout Gardening Merit Badge (middle-high school students)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:30pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about gardening at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! This Gardening Merit Badge program will have many talks, demonstrations, and activities to provide information for the Gardening Merit Badge. Boy...

Discover Flowers (4th-5th grade)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:15am to 10:45am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
D iscover Flowers! (Grades 4 and 5) Come explore, and learn about the wonderful world of flowers! Learn about the science of flowers and flower families Learn how flowers help people Craft with flowers Learn how flowers can send messages! Observe flowers and their habitats Ticket Information:...

Discover Gardening (2nd-5th grade)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:15am to 10:30am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Discover Gardening! (Grades 2-5) Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about gardening at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! Visit the Master Gardener demonstration gardens with our guides to get inspired about gardening Learn about plants...

Discover Trees (4th-8th grade)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Discover Trees (Grades 4th-8th) Come learn about the wonderful world of trees! What is the tallest tree in the world? What role do trees play in the ecosystem? Why are native trees improtant to other animals and insects? What effects does deforestation cause? Determine the age of a tree Learn to...

Discover Bugs (2nd-3rd grade) session 2

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 9:45am to 11:30am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Discover Bugs! Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about bugs at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event on April 27th, 2019! Suggested for 2nd-3rd grade children. Come learn about bugs! Talk to specialists about good and bad bugs, see bugs in...

Plant Propagation Workshop

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:15am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Edible Plant Propagation Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about plant propagation at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! Learn the concept of edible plant propagation from tubers, roots, etc. This will be a hands-on event to learn...

Introduction to Natural Dyeing

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Introduction to Natural Dyeing Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about the natural dyeing process at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! In this program, participants will learn about the wide range of colors that nature can yield. Using...

Basic Gardening Workshop (Four Sessions Available)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Come to the University of Maryland Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in Derwood Maryland to learn how to get your garden ready for this year's Vegetable Garden! During this program you will spend time in the garden learning: How to prepare your garden for planting How to plant both seeds and...

Discover Flowers (4th-5th grade) session 2

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
D iscover Flowers! (Grades 4 and 5) Come explore, and learn about the wonderful world of flowers! Learn about the science of flowers and flower families Learn how flowers help people Craft with flowers Learn how flowers can send messages! Observe flowers and their habitats Ticket Information:...

Grow It Eat It 2019 Spring Open House

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 · 12pm-4pm (with some programs starting earlier) Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD 20855 Most of the event is FREE (donations welcome) Come join us for fun event about growing anything edible! Visit our garden, meet with our Master Gardener...

Designing your Vegetable Garden (2 sessions available)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 12:15pm to 2:45pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Designing your Vegetable Garden Workshop Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn to design this year's vegetable garden at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! This will be a hands-on workshop. Please bring the dimensions of your garden space/s...

Discover Gardening (2nd-5th grade) afternoon session

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:45pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Discover Gardening! (Grades 2-5) Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about gardening at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! Visit the Master Gardener demonstration gardens with our guides to get inspired about gardening Learn about plants...

Creating a Container Herb Garden

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Designing a container Herb Garden Workshop Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn to create a container herb garden at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! This will be a hands-on workshop. Participants will go home with a container herb garden...

Hydroponic Gardening

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Hydroponic Gardening Workshop Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about gardening at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! Learn the fundamentals of hydroponic gardening. From the benefits of soilless gardening to the types of systems (...

Worm Composting

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Worm Composting (Vermicomposting) Workshop Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about indoor worm composting at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! Recycle food scraps into a fantastic soil amendment for your garden and houseplants! Learn how...

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